Josh Hazlewood celebrates the wicket of Jermaine Blackwood

This Australia can win on any pitch

It's hard to see them conceding the Ashes because they have now built a potent bowling attack capable of succeeding in all conditions

Darren Bravo winces in pain after injuring his hamstring

Why are injury breakdowns so frequent?

Over-hydration during games and excessive warm-up routines could be the reasons for the number of niggles, despite the medical help at hand

Young fans at the Sydney derby

Who is the BBL aimed at?

There's nothing wrong with the quality of the cricket on offer, but the bells and whistles surrounding it are intrusive and overwhelming

Virat Kohli drives through cover

What's with Australia's pitches?

All four tracks for the India series were uncharacteristic of their venues, to varying degrees

The Australians gather around Mitchell Johnson

Step in now, before it's too late

Why cricket should not be allowed to descend into ugliness for the sake of cheap entertainment

A spectator watches a social grade of cricket during the Goldfield Ashes in Charters Towers

Not just a spectator sport

Brisbane offers the fan boy a chance to get down and dirty in the field